Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
involve international politics. steve sadler and his wife janice have owned a cleaner's in albany for 32 years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month every cent counts and the recycling is encourage. if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
is relatively low for a steve almost a million people but -- for a city of almost a million people but 12.5% higher than 2011. in contra costa county richmond has seen a dramatic decrease in homicides. 18 people having killed in richmond thisser. >> , the lowest number the city has seen since 2001. three years ago the city had 45 homicides. a likely factor is a big staffing increase at the richmond police department. it's gone from 40 officers to 190 in recent years. >>> 4:40. drag-racing is suspected in a crash that injured three people in the east bay. an out-of-control car slamming into a busy funeral home on clayton road in concord. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of a 1974 chevy nova. police say the teenager was going well over the 40-mile-per- hour speed limit and apparently racing another 16-year-old. a service was just beginning when the car crashed into the funeral chapel. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we thought it was an earthquake and saw the car careen into the building. i'm grateful to the priest for ushering everybody in. >> three people wer
Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
closed the door on comedian steve colbert's senate dreams. colbert has been urging fans to pressure governor nickie hailey into picking him for the senate seat to replace jim demint who is retiring. a poll shows colbert is the favorite in the state but the governor has not committed on his comedic candidacy. specifically. but she did post online saying colbert not knowing the state drink was milk was a big mistake. >> oh-oh. >>> the world banking giant plans to pay a record fine for u.s. allegations that it ignored red flags pointing to money laundering. the penalty for hsbc is $1.9 billion. a senate report says hsbc mexico shipped billions of dollars of cash to the u.s., money believed to be tried to drugs and terrorism. >>> a report sent hewlett- packard soaring leading to a higher dow yesterday. the report says activist investor carl icahn plans to put a stake in hp which helped the stock, down 45% in the year. icahn is said to be worth more than $14 billion and his hedge fund was one of the top performers last year. >>> it's been a record holiday season for seasonal workers. job
Dec 13, 2012 4:30am PST
of the other person killed, 45-year-old steve forsyth, describes him as a loving husband and father of two. >> our family is hurting from losing a great person and our heart goes out to carla and their two children. >> reporter: we're also learning more about the man authorities say ambushed shoppers before killing himself. detectives say 22-year-old jacob roberts wore a hockey mask during the rampage. the suspected shooter's family expressed shock and grief through a friend on wednesday. >> she is very sad, wants everyone to know that she's so sorry what jake did and that it's so out of his character. >> reporter: deputies say the 22-year-old stole the semi- automatic rifle he used from someone he knew, a rifle they say jammed at one point. adding the tragedy could have been much worse. in a tisch la lance reporting. >>> pop star justin bieber was reportedly the target of a murder plot. investigators say a convicted serial killer is behind bars commissioned two men to kill the teen. the felon wanted four people including bieber and his bodyguard kills. the proposed hit men were arrested.